Night Sky Author:Clare Francis Irresistibly readable, "Night Sky" introduces a superb new storyteller to the world of fiction. Set in the years between 1935 and 1945, a decade when people everywhere found their lives turned upside down, the novel combines the historical drama of a Europe in chaos with the personal triumphs and tragedies of people traspped by the passions of w... more »ar, love and revenge.
Its three main characters could not be more diverse. Julie Lescaux is a young Englishwoman who, on the eve of World War II, moves to a tiny fishing village in Normandy, where she hope no questions will be asked about the father of the child she is about to bear. Paul Vasson is a petty French criminal who, by becoming a Nazi collaborator specializing in the infiltration of Underground escape lines for Allied servicemen, thrives in war as he never prospered in peace. David Freymann is a German-Jewish scientist who takes with him to a concentration camp the secret of shortwave radar, a secret which, if it falls into Nazi hands, can change the course of the war in Germany's favor.« less